The new Vanquish isn't just non-invasive, it doesn't even touch the body! The new technology touts being a contact free, painless approach to body contouring with the largest treatment area currently on the market. The Vanquish uses selective RF energy to create induced apoptosis through sub-cutaneous deep tissue heating.
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Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive in Portland says, "We are very excited to be the first clinic west of the Mississippi to have Vanquish. Vanquish is an exciting and new non-surgical technology that can reduce abdominal fat without touching the skin. Vanquish is a FDA approved RF device which selectively targets fat cells and destroys them without harming other tissues like skin or muscle. The Vanquish can treat the entire core area in about 30 minutes, is pain free, and requires no downtime."
According to a recent article in Allure Magazine: "Of 25 patients studied, all had visible results after the first treatment and, after the full course of four sessions, 59 percent of abdominal fat was destroyed, on average, resulting in a two-inch (and in a few cases, a three-inch) reduction in waist size."
Outside the U.S., the technology has been in use and has undergone safety and efficacy testing for body contouring and circumferential reduction of the mid-section around the abdomen and the love handles without surgery. Animal testing has also been performed with the device to demonstrate that selective heating of fat is possible with a non-contact, hands-free focused field RF device.
The ideal patient is over 21 years old who desires to improve their abdomen or love handles without surgery or dieting.
Treatment time is a series of 4 to 6 weekly sessions lasting 30 minutes each.
The device does not contact the patient's skin, requires no pain medication or anesthesia and claims no downtime. BTL Aesthetics of Massachusetts has released data stating that the Vanquish is safe with only mild to moderate redness and/or swelling in the treatment area typically resolving an hour or two after treatments.
"Ideal candidates are those that have a BMI score of 30 or less. Vanquish is not a weight loss treatment it is a body sculpting treatment" says Maddox.
According to the BTL Aesthetics' website, the Vanquish is FDA cleared for deep tissue heating.